Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Reading List: Keeping it in the Holmes & Watson Family

Sherlock played again recently on PBS and it got me thinking.  There has to be more books related to Sherlock Holmes now more than ever, right? Right.

I'm spotlighting a few young adult novels tonight because they share a similarity: the main characters are related to Sherlock Holmes or Doctor Watson.  Happy reading!

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Secret Letters
by Leah Scheier

Dora is much more than her aristocratic country upbringing.  Curious and sharp, she aspires to one day solve mysteries like Sherlock Holmes.  So when she learns that he just might be her Father, Dora can't get to London fast enough.

She even hopes to engage him in the case of her cousin's stolen and ransomed love letters whens he gets there.  Unfortunately, she arrives just as news is spreading of the great detective's death.

Dora will have to rely on her own skills and an unlikely ally in order to get to uncover the truth and save her cousin's reputation.

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Boneseeker
by Brynn Chapman

Arabella Holmes does not fit in with society.    It's become such so obvious that her father, Sherlock Holmes, decides to send her away to work at the Mutter Museum.  At the museum she becomes a BoneSeeker, someone who studies abnormal science

Then Henry Watson comes to Mutter Museum.  He comes not only to work as a collector of abnormal scientific items but also to watch over Arabella.  His job would be a lot easier if Arabella would speak to him.

Then Henry and Arabella get a team assignment to investigate the rumor of bones from a Nephilim. Could the remains really be from a half human and half angel creature?  Their quest for the truth becomes dangerous when they learn that the team before them with the same mission died.  Will Henry and Arabella survive and find out the truth?

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The Clockwork Scarab
by Colleen Gleason

Two society girls have gone missing in London and a grizzly murder soon follows.  The only clue is a mysterious object, an Egyptian scarab.

The events catch the interest of Mina Holmes, the niece of Sherlock Holmes, and Evaline Stoker, the sister of Bram Stoker.  Drawn together into a partnership, they must solve the mystery or face becoming victims themselves.

Note: This book is part of a series and there are two other books to check out if you like reading this one.  The series also has elements of mystery, fantasy and science fiction.


Coming Soon!


A Study in Charlotte
by Brittany Cavallaro

Jamie Watson is not looking forward to being sent to Sherringford, a prep school in Connecticut.  The only thing waiting for him there is a tense relationship with Charlotte Holmes.

Where Jamie is even tempered like his great-great grandfather John Watson, Charlotte is every bit as strange and unpredictable as her distant relation, Sherlock Holmes.

But when a student dies under mysterious circumstances, everyone seems to think that Jamie and Charlotte played a part in it.  To clear their names, they'll have to work together to find out who is trying to frame them for murder.

Gif made by Henna

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